Satellite Story #2

The second satellite story is finished!  It is simply entitle Summer Nazeem and can be found here.

I wanted to make an announcement to all my incredibly supportive readers that now that Sunset Rising is gaining more circulation, it has come to my attention that there are still a few editorial errors.  Although I did use an editor prior to publishing, unfortunately she and I were not a good fit.  Consequently, I have had a few issues.  One of the huge benefits of self-publishing is that I can go back and make things right.  And an even bigger benefit is that I have made some truly wonderful, generous friends that believe enough in me to lend their support.  I am overwhelmed by the time and effort they have devoted to me (Christina and Janeal!!).   I thank each and every one of you for giving me your feedback.  Your support really is making  me a better, more critical, writer.

I am also busy writing book 2!  My life has been a little crazy the last few months.  My husband was deployed overseas for a year and I am settling into single parenthood.  I am still hoping for a late spring release of book 2.  I promise to keep you updated!

In the meantime, I hope you like Satellite Story #2:  Summer Nazeem.  


Raven’s Animated Review of Sunset Rising! So Cool!

Raven rated it 5 of 5 stars false

Oh. My. God.Oh. My. God.OH. MY. GOD. 

This book. So much happens. Rebellion. Dictatorship. Murder. Betrayal. Love. I couldn’t put it down. It moved so quickly and had great suspense and questions you justhad to have the answers to.

I didn’t like Leisel from the moment we fist met her. She was just too happy and pushy to be the good guy. I didn’t have to read the summary to figure out she was going to be a bad guy. She is a good antagonist, though. She’s manipulative, bitchy, cunning…everything I don’t like about her makes her a great antagonist. I do like that she’s trying to change the rule that only men can be president, but she’s not changing it for the better. She would make no better a president than her father does. If anything, she’d be worse. At least her father doesn’t pretend to be someone’s best friend and then betray them.

I think my favorite thing about Sunny is her desire to never give up and putting the people she loves before everyone else. She agrees to Leisel’s plan to save her best friend. She risks her life just to get home and say a last goodbye. She stands up for her friends and inspires people to fight back against the injustices that have plagued them for nearly 300 years. She’s a great character and someone to look up to.

Jack is your royal pain in the butt good guy. Everyone wants to be with him. Girls swoon at his very presence. He comes from the Dome instead of the Pit and doesn’t understand what goes on down there until he runs there to hide as a fugitive with Sunny. I like Jack once he realizes how bad life in the Pit is more than when he lived in luxury up in the Dome. He understands so much more about the people who actually matter and is more than willing to help them fight. Naturally, he and Sunny fall for each other (I mean, they are married…) and I do prefer him to Sunny’s boyfriend, Reyes. He was a jerk.

The way the book started, with a nuclear holocaust, pulled me in right away. Imagine realizing the world is going to be destroyed by nuclear missiles from each country and the only refuge is a dome outside your village. The people went up to get to safety, and the military opened fire on them, gunning them down as they tried to get help. What a start. The emotion in the prose is amazing. I wish I could find more by this author. Her words are so touching. I cannot wait for the next installment!(less)

Lots of Free Books: Smashwords Read an eBook Week!

If you love to read, check out this sale!

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From March 3 through March 9, 2013, Smashwords is having an incredible sale. A lot, and I do mean a lot, of books are on sale for 100%, 75%, 50% and 25% off. The 100% off section is 81 pages long! And that is with the adult filter on.


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Smashwords eBook Reading Week – Sunset Rising on sale!

I am happy to be participating in the 5th Annual Smashwords eBook Reading Week!  This means that Sunset Rising (Book 1) will be available on Smashwords during March 3 – 9 for 50% off the cover price – that’s only $1.49!  There have been several 4 and 5 star reviews this week on Sunset Rising, so if you need convincing please go my Goodreads Author page and see what others are saying.

Smashwords eBook Reading Week is a great opportunity for readers and writers alike.  Many authors will be offering their books at greatly discounted prices or for free.  If you love to read, you won’t want to miss it!  Who knows – you could find your next favourite author 🙂   Click here to find out more about Smashwords eBook Reading Week.

Happy reading!